Conference Venue

In France, Toulouse your Host City

Toulouse and the Midi-Pyrénées region are steeped in both history and today’s world. In this region, tradition and modernity meet, from the Cathars and the way of St. James to technical innovations and the space and aeronautic epic of the 21st century. Art and technology, beauty and efficiency mix harmoniously in Toulouse, and meeting here for a congress is a true pleasure for the participants. Midway between the Atlantic coast and the shores of the Mediterranean, and at the foot of the Pyrenees, Toulouse occupies a privileged situation in South-western France.


Toulouse and its region, Midi-Pyrénées, are the overall leaders among French regions for their R&D activity. This activity is strongly oriented toward high technology with the aeronautics and space sectors but also electronics, communication devices and automotive.

Conference venue, LAAS-CNRS

Situated in the heart of the university campus, at 15 minutes from Toulouse center (by subway) the LAAS-CNRS laboratory site is an ideal venue. One of the biggest labs of CNRS (700 pers.),  LAAS-CNRS research activities cover various topics including crucial computing, robotics, networks and communications. The LAAS has its own conference rooms, and also several meeting rooms all equipped. Easy access from airport Toulouse-Blagnac 25 minutes with taxi, or from Toulouse-centre it is 15 minutes with subway (Toulouse-centre is at 20 minutes from airport by Bus).

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